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This combination of photos shows Taylor Swift, left, on May 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Katy Perry, right, on Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif., Aug. 27, 2017. Swift received a peace offering from Perry before launching her new tour. Swift shared a video on her Instagram Stories Tuesday, May 8, 2018, showing a package that Perry sent included an olive branch (Invision/AP, Files)
May 09, 2018 - 7:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has received a peace offering from Katy Perry before launching her new tour. Swift shared a video on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday showing a package that Perry sent that included an olive branch. Inside was a letter in which Perry wrote that she was "deeply sorry"...
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May 08, 2018 - 6:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rapper Big T, known for singing the hook on Lil' Troy's 1999 hit "Wanna Be a Baller," has died. He was 52. Big T, whose name was Terence Prejean, died on Monday at a hospital in Houston, according to Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley. His...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2018 file photo, Tyler Hubbard, right, and Brian Kelley, of Florida Georgia Line, perform "Meant to Be" at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The duo, along with Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean are the leading nominees for the CMT Music Awards with four each. Little Big Town, who are nominated for three awards, will host the show, which airs on June 6 at 8 p.m. Eastern on CMT. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean are the leading nominees for the CMT Music Awards with four each. But it's the pop artists who might steal the big prize at this year's awards show. CMT announced Tuesday for the first time that pop artists who have...
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Country music superstar Dolly Parton, center left, joins in an exercise class at the renamed My People Senior Activity Center in Sevierville, Tenn., Monday, May 7, 2018. Parton came for a dedication ceremony Monday to rename the facility in honor of her parents, Robert and Avie Lee Parton. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 7:37 pm
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music superstar Dolly Parton has paid a surprise visit to a senior center in Tennessee, where she sang, lifted weights and joked about her age. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Parton came for a dedication ceremony Monday to give the facility a new name: the My...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Childish Gambino's "This is America" video tackles racism and gun violence, complete with blood splatter. Gambino is the Grammy-winning alter-ego of Donald Glover. His new video has gotten a lot of attention on social media since its weekend debut. A smiling, shirtless Gambino...
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May 07, 2018 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Jay-Z told a judge that the Securities and Exchange Commission has gone on a "celebrity hunt" by demanding the rapper submit to unlimited questioning beginning Friday about a company to which he sold his apparel business more than a decade ago. The attorneys wrote in a...
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May 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's icon status is being confirmed at the Billboard Awards. The superstar is set to get the Billboard Icon Award at the May 20 ceremony in Las Vegas, hosted by Kelly Clarkson. She'll also reward fans with a performance on the live telecast, her first televised...
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David Shaw, lead man for The Revivalists, engages the crowd as he performs with the band at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 06, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aerosmith drew a huge crowd and smaller but still packed crowds boogied to Cage the Elephant, Delbert McClinton and Anita Baker and a rousing mix of other musical acts as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wound up its next-to-last day. Once a relatively small affair, the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. Swift surprised an 8-year-old girl at the Phoenix hospital where she has been recovering from devastating burns. The Arizona Republic reports the pop star showed up unannounced Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Arizona Burn Center to see Isabella McCune. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 05, 2018 - 7:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Taylor Swift surprised an 8-year-old girl at the Phoenix hospital where she has been recovering from devastating burns. The Arizona Republic reports the pop star showed up unannounced Saturday at the Arizona Burn Center to see Isabella McCune. The girl's family made a video on...
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FILE - This image released by Marvel Studios shows, front row from left, Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and Sebastian Stan in a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War." The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days. (Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios via AP)
May 05, 2018 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business. The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on...
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